I just finished listening to Dave Asprey’s latest book, Super Human, on Audible (get the kindle version here).
As usual, I’m impressed with his work.
I’ve met Dave in person, been interviewed on his podcast, and video-conferenced with him in the past. He’s a really nice guy. Humble and kind are the words that come to mind when I think of him. And when I read his books, especially the latest, I think of him as courageous (and of course, interesting).
Inspired by my weird? cravings for MCT oil and his new book, I wanted some Bulletproof Coffee.
Back up: You all know I’m learning Italian for a few reasons: 1) bad-ass speaking more than one language 2) I’m living in Italy, so Italian was the smart choice, and 3) longevity. Learning a foreign language is really good for your brain.
I decided to try MCT oil and see if it helped my learning the language. I hadn’t had MCT in a couple of years I’d estimate?
In the late spring, I ordered C8 MCT oil from Amazon in the UK, and I started whisking butter and MCT into my coffee for a traditional Bulletproof Coffee Recipe as Dave Asprey created.
For whatever reason, maybe it was traveling during the summer and I couldn’t bring my big glass bottle of C8 MCT oil, but I found myself going back to just shots of espresso.
Then, I set it aside to oil-pull for oral health.
Not using it for coffee, I started to make my through the bottle this fall by oil-pulling. But, I decided I wanted to add extra-virgin olive oil to it so I could reap those benefits with my oil-pulling as well.
Then, because I like mint, I added mint essential oil drops. It made for a great oil-pulling solution.
Fast-forward to last month.
Before reading Super Human, I found myself craving MCT oils and keto-style coffee. In my research, I found this powder (on Amazon in the UK) to mix into coffee that included collagen protein powder, grass-fed butter powder (how do they do that lol?), MCT oil powder, and whey protein powder, plus a few trace ingredients of other things.
I wanted it. I ordered it.
I started making coffee with it and found myself only craving this coffee a couple of times in the morning. I didn’t want my usual scrambled eggs or greek yogurt or anything else. I did enjoy swallowing raw egg yolks though and continued to do that on the side.
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